Antique Sherpa Coral glass beads made to imitate coral. 10x12mm. . Pkg 6. b11-rd-0898

Antique Sherpa Coral glass beads made to imitate coral. 10x12mm.

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 Antique Sherpa Coral glass beads made to imitate coral for the Sherpa people of Nepal. These beads average 10x12mm. 3-3.5mm hole. Package of 6.  Age and origin uncertain.  Possibly made in India and traded in Nepal and Tibet. These beads average 10x12mm. 3-3.5mm hole. Package of 6.
Traditional Sherpa coral has been used for centuries in jewelry as a substitute for real coral by the Sherpa people who inhabit the region around the Himalayan mountain range. These were popular  beads in Nepal and Tibet where real coral is much more expensive. As trade beads and many have pits and dark crevices which adds to their character. 
.These wonderful glass beads imitate coral  These glass beads are named after the tribal people of Himalayas who are called Sherpa. Sherpas mostly live in the foot hills of the Himalayas near Mt. Everest. Traditionally, these coral looking glass beads were worn by Sherpa women as replacement of genuine coral. They are actually traded glass beads from China , India and even Europe. These beads are very popular among Sherpa women and even other ethnic groups of people who live close to the Himalayas

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